Okara is Soy pulp, and fiber and protein-rich ingredients. It is bipoducts of Tofu and soy milk. Tofu refuse, Soybean curd refuse, Soy Pulp, Grounded Soybean curd Okara (おから）is Japanese name. It is sweet and tasty traditional Japanese stir fry that you can enjoy especially you are vegan. You may be able to find in Japanese grocery store or tofu shop. Alternatively, you will be able to find powder Okara on the store shelf. This dish name is Uno-Hana.
This dish is one of my comfort food for me. My mom and mom’s sisters make this dish, and it is not expensive ingredients. Okara is a cheap ingredient in Japan. There were many Tofu shops in Japan when I was a kid. Nowadays, not so many and instead, you can find packed Tofu just like in the U.S. in the Japanese grocery stores. I think supermarket sells okara. Addition to that, I found dried okara in the stores. One time, one of TV program shows about Okara’s nutrition and health benefit and the next day, and it was challenging to find Okara in the store. Recently, they start selling dried Okara and not so many Japanese people know about it, but now it became famous.
200g/ 7oz Okara
3~4 Dried shiitake (Soak in the 1~2 Cup of water and do not through out the water)
1/2~1 Small Carrots
1/2~1 Abura age
3TBS Soy sauce
1 Cut all vegetable and aura age for julienne
2 Soak Abraage in the hot water and wash it, and take out access oil
3 Heat oil in the pan and add onion and carrots, shiitake, aburaage, and stir fry
4 Add Okara and stir fry all together
5 Add shiitake water and stir fry
6 Add sugar, soy sauce and miring, and mix
7 Add scallion and stir fry